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Re: Creating entangled objects

From: Brendan Eich <brendan@secure.meer.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:18:51 -0700
Message-ID: <54FF5FBB.1050107@secure.meer.net>
To: Jason Orendorff <jason.orendorff@gmail.com>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, David Dorwin <ddorwin@google.com>, public-script-coord <public-script-coord@w3.org>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Jason Orendorff wrote:
> So the spec has a way to say "ok, create a bunch of objects and hook
> 'em up like so", but scripts don't. A bit of "putting magic into the
> API" seems unavoidable to me, as this is exactly the property you're
> after, right?

And as Mark showed, with ES6 the magic can be self-hosted -- but specs 
should not over-specify like that, at least not without a lot of care to 
avoid observables we don't want to specify (now or in future; as Tab 
reminds everyone, future JS standards own some map and set primitives to 
workalikes and extensions).

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